Don’t miss your chance to see Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab Uprisings in the Wolk Gallery. The exhibition closes December 23, 2015.
Curated for MIT by Sharon C. Smith, program head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, this touring exhibition is designed to immerse visitors in the creative vitality of the continually evolving uprising movement commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring.” The exhibition engages the viewer through sound and sight — capturing the anger, elation, frustration, and hope of these revolutions in the form of graffiti, video, cartoons, music, photography, posters, and even puppetry — allowing the viewer to gain a greater understanding of how the public sphere and public space informed, and continues to inform, the ongoing revolutions.
Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab Uprisings was originally curated by Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan. The exhibition is sponsored at MIT by AKDC@MIT, MIT Museum, MIT Libraries, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, SA+P, Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, Michigan), Kresge Foundation, and Center for Arabic Culture (Somerville, Massachusetts).
The Elliot K. Wolk Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gallery is located in MIT Building 7, Room 338, at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.